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Feature Spotlight:Zits

Category: Comics

This week we're reading Zits, by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman.

Zits is the story of Jeremy Duncan, a seventeen-year-old high school junior, who lives with his mom and dad, Connie and Walt, and dreams of making it big as a rock star with his band, Goat Cheese Pizza. But, like many teenagers, schoolwork, slacking, dating, and a messy room often get in the way of his aspirations.

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Feature Spotlight: Mark Trail

Category: Comics

This week's spotlight is on Mark Trail, by James Allen.

Mark Trail dates back to 1946, long before environmentalism was a hotbutton issue in the news every day. Ed Dodd, Mark Trail's creator, was a US National Parks guide. Inspired by parks ranger and nature journalist Charles Elliott, Dodd created Mark to be both a scholar of natural science and an outdoor adventurer. The Sunday strips were originally drawn by Tom Hill, a nature artist.

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Ask A Cartoonist: Fan Stories

This week, our cartoonists are talking about fan interactions! Lots of cartoonists are fans themselves-- and have been for as long as they can remember. Many more spend lots of time drawing sketches, signing books, and reading fan letters, and every cartoonist has a favorite-- or a few favorite-- fan stories. I asked our cartoonists to share some of them with me here: stories about being a fan and stories about favorite contacts with fans. Keep Reading

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